As things start to turn around, we will still be staying mostly in our homes in the month of May. Because of that, book lovers (and people who just want to fell their free-time) will need some extra material. I decided to put together my top 6 books to read this month. They’re either just plain good, make me think of spring/summer, or help to celebrate Mother’s Day. Check em out! x
JUST A REAL GOOD BOOK | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
So if you follow me on Instagram or read my earlier favorites post, then you know I love this book. And dang… I’m not kidding, this is the best book I’ve ever read. I haven’t sat and seriously sobbed (like blowing your nose with multiple tissues sob) over a book in probably a few years. This book is like To Kill A Mockingbird mixed with Stargirl mixed with a murder mystery mixed with the best thing you’ve ever read. This is one that I will easily read over and over again. If you haven’t read this yet, this has to be top of your list.
TO THINK ABOUT YOUR MOMMA AND GIRL FRIENDS | The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Okay, so the mother-daughter relationships aren’t necessarily the best in this book… but it definitely provides perspectives on the sacrifices your mother may have made for you and provides a better insight into their thinking. I love this book and may honestly read this again in May. Amy Tan is such an excellent author and I think you will love the perspective of each character she writes.
THE PERFECT CLASSIC | Emma by Jane Austen
I’ve talked about this book plenty, but I just love it. It’s easily my favorite Jane Austen and makes me laugh throughout the whole novel. The main character, Emma, is just so dang funny. This is definitely a classic, so if that’s not your thing, stay away. I’m a huge classic novel lover and this one is forever on my shelf. Not to mention, the most recent movie adaptation is pretty dang good (EXCEPT FOR THEM TAKING AWAY ALL THE MYSTERY BUT IT’S FINE).
LOOKING FOR TWO? | To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchmen by Harper Lee
If you’ve not heard of To Kill a Mockingbird… what are you doing? (Kidding, but not really.) This is a classic among classics and it always makes me think of summer, which is right around the corner. If you’re wanting to pick up two, I’d recommend the sequel, Go Set A Watchmen. It’s definitely not as great as the first novel, but a great ending to one of the best books of all time.
A LIFE CHANGING NON-FICTION | Wine to Water: How One Man Saved Himself While Trying to Save the World by Doc Hendley
If you’re looking for something different after digging through lots of fiction and you’re not a person who can easily get lost in the stress and tragedy that’s currently going on, this book is a great escape. I read this right out of high school and have been fired up about water inequality ever since. Not only is this a great wake-up call to issues happening across the world (and in America), but it’s an amazing story of someone who changed their life for so much better.